WELCOME TO NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO
Entire European countries can fit in the geographical area of Northeastern Ontario. This is a land of forests and lakes, fertile agricultural land, and vibrant communities. Newcomers love the space, climate, and friendliness of the people. They brag to their friends in large cities that they can commute to work in just five minutes.
Northeastern Ontario’s population of 565,000 includes the hub cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins, but there are also many smaller communities where newcomers are thriving. Take the time to explore the communities on this site, and we think you'll find more than one that suits your needs. In the following section, we provide some key facts and figures that might help you decide to make Northeastern Ontario your new home.
Narrator with an East Indian accent begins voiceover by saying I didn't know what to expect when I moved here.
Aerial view of a marina with the sun shining down on the water. Boats fill the marina.
Voiceover continues Would the people be friendly?
Aerial view of a northern Ontario downtown city.
Narrator says Would I like my job?
Aerial view of a northern Ontario residential area.
Narrator says Would my business succeed?
Aerial view of a northern Ontario residential street with the sun shining over the trees.
Narrator says Could I afford the house I wanted? Would my family feel welcome?
Time-lapse of the stars at night over a darkened house, the Milky Way is clearly visible.
Narrator says Would I be able to see the stars at night?
East Indian man is standing looking at the camera
Narrator is on screen looking at the camera and answers Yes.
Aerial view of a small marina where a large boat is docked.
East Indian business owner is talking to her employees.
A Haitian O.P.P. officer is walking back to his car.
Voiceover continues again saying Northeastern Ontario is a place where you can find the career and lifestyle you are looking for.
A Vietnamese family is hugging outside.
Two people are kayaking down a river.
East Indian man is looking over a lake.
A person is skiing on a trail.
Three East Indian students are talking in a school hallway.
A Haitian O.P.P. is talking and laughing with an elderly woman.
Narrator says A place where you can relax and spread out and still be part of a warm and close-knit community.
On screen. Many different activities from many different northern Ontario communities are presented.
Narrator says A place with affordable housing that is rich in culture, amenities and, of course, natural beauty.
Aerial of a lake at sunset surrounded by trees, with the sun shining on the water.
Children are playing different actives during different seasons.
Narrator says It's a place where your family will find opportunity and your children will thrive
On screen. Child is driving a ATV through the snow
Aerial view of a river during fall.
Narrator says So, how would I describe Northeastern Ontario in one word?
One screen reads Northeastern Ontario in one word…
Narrator is on screen looking at the camera and answers Home.
On screen reads Your Gateway to the Goodlife is Here. Breathe in a Fresh New Life in Northeastern Ontario.